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The BIG SING returns to Bantry

The West Cork BIG SING community organisation will once again be bringing a BIG SING event to Bantry for the FeelGood Festival on Saturday 15th October and YOU are invited to take part!

Meet the West Cork Ten, 1916’s Forgotten Men

Everyone knows Cork missed the 1916 Rising, but what if everyone was wrong? ‘The West Cork Ten’ is a five episode series of 10 minute radio documentaries on ten West Cork men who were in Dublin for 1916, some famed for later achievements and others forgotten by history. This documentary series will play from Monday 12th – Friday 16th of September, a new episode each day playing at 8:40am, 12:20pm and 16:20pm on 93.1

Heritage week in Clonakilty

While we are almost halfway through National Heritage Week already, in Clonakilty and surrounding areas there are still plenty of things to do up to this weekend, thanks to Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, other organisations and various volunteers. As always, all events listed are free of charge to attend and unless stated, do not require advance booking. All week there is a Children’s Historical Treasure Hunt of Clonakilty town. Participants from

Caheragh scouting news

A team of 8 scouts from the 13th Caheragh Scout Group took part in the 12th National Phoenix event starting this Wednesday at the Mount Mellery Scout Center in County Waterford, and in terrible weather conditions competed against over 90 other troops from both North and South for the Phoenix Challenge http://www.scouts.ie/scouts/what_we_do/the_phoenix_challenge-28.html The teams are tested over 4 days camping on scouting skills, Team work, First aid, Cooking. and various

Carbery Macra news

On Wednesday the 17th of August the first Carbery regional meeting took place at Rossmore Hall. On the night upcoming events were discussed and what the plan for the Macra year will be. On Friday the 19th of August there was a celebration party held in Lisheen for the Caheragh Macra lads who won the all Ireland Farm skills in Tullamore Show a great night was had.

Clonakilty Camera Club news

Clonakilty Camera Club will be returning after the summer break on Wednesday 7th September at O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty at 8pm, with a full programme of events for the next term. 

New ginger royalty crowned as thousands of redheads gather in Crosshaven

Andy O’Neill from Kilkenny and Emma Ni Chearuil from Galway have been crowned the new King and Queen of Gingerdom at the 7th Annual Redhead Convention which is in full swing in Crosshaven, Co. Cork this weekend.   The fun, family festival of ginger-loving madness is a celebration of all things to do with having fabulous red hair, the rarest hair colour in the world.   Accepting her award, the incoming

CoAction Volunteers needed

Now that summer holidays are almost over and autumn activities are being planned, perhaps you may consider volunteering a little of your time with CoAction. Being a “Buddy” to one of the people in their service is a very social type of volunteering, engaging in activities that both you and the person in CoAction enjoy.

Bank of Ireland donation to Skibbereen Rowing Club

Bank of Ireland donation to Skibbereen Rowing Club for Gary & Paul O’Donovan’s Road to Rio. From left, Michael Deasy, Tony Walsh, Geraldine Walsh, Eileen O’Leary, Tricia Minihane, Sean O’Brien, Celeste Shorten.

Limited edition Olympic T-Shirts to help Skibbereen Rowing Club produce the next Olympians

#Pulllikeadog for Skibbereen Rowing Club Wednesday 17th August; Skibbereen Rowing Club have launched their official O’Donovan Brothers limited edition #Pulllikeadog t-shirts in aid of the club which has produced two of Ireland’s top sportspeople and Olympic Silver medalists. Gary and Paul O’Donovan stormed in to the hearts of the nation on Friday last when they claimed Silver in the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls while also creating TV gold with their witty interviews.

All Star Colm O’ Neill Presented ‘Kit for Kids’ to Beara girls & boys in Murphy’s SuperValu, Castletownbere

SuperValu Teams Up With GAA Stars for 2016 ‘Kits for Kids’ Initiative Colm O’ Neill, has teamed up with SuperValu to present Beara underage teams with their 2016 ‘Kit for Kids’ packages. The Cork star appeared in Murphy’s SuperValu in Castletownbere on Tuesday 16th of August to present young players from Beara with juvenile O’Neills kit including playing gear and training equipment as part of SuperValu’slong standing support as sponsor

Vote for Freya the Clon Dog in the Nose of Tralee

Sarah Clifford, originally from Dublin is a young lady now living in Clonakilty.  She became disabled just over a year ago as a result of a freak accident in her home. She has entered her dog Freya in an All Ireland online competition, and the dog is now representing Cork in it. You can vote for the pooch by clicking here……. https://www.wishpond.com/lp/1756154/entries/124510490 The competition runs until midnight next Monday 22nd

RAWR animal welfare news

Microchipping-Show Day Special Offer By law From March 31st 2016 all dogs MUST be microchipped and owners must be able to produce a certificate to show that the dog has been chipped.Owners who fail to microchip their dogs can face fines from €5,000 or imprisonment for up to six months or both, while owners convicted on indictment could face a fine of up to €250,000 or five years imprisonment or

Fundraising for Lisheens House

Pictured are Tracy White with her dad Patsy, sisters Pamela, Maire and Linda who held a fundraiser Poc Fada at The Crossroads Bar Knockavilla, Upton to raise funds to support Lisheens House free counselling service.

Carbery Macra news

On the August Bank Holiday weekend Mary Sheehan of Clonakilty Macra represented Carbery Macra region in the Ms Macra Na Feirme weekend a great weekend was had by all who went and supported Mary. She did a great job representing the region. Also over the Bank holiday Kilmeen Macra and the Kilmeen Development Association held a Know Your Neighbour BBQ, a great night was had with music and food.

Bantry Bay Lions Club Diary – August 2016

The Bantry Bay Lions Club attended the Glengarriff Fun Day on August 7. A paint ball shooting game was introduced for the first time at Fun Day and proved to be very popular, attracting all age groups. Sharpshooter Saoirse McCarthy, aged 8, was the top scorer with a perfect 5 and then later shot a 6. An amazing display of accuracy by Saoirse, pictured receiving the gold medal. There were

County Cork ramping up for Heritage Week 2016

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Seamus McGrath joined Cork County Council Heritage Officer Conor Nelligan to launch Heritage Week 2016 outside County Hall. Heritage Week, which is coordinated by the Heritage Council and forms part of the wider European Heritage Days Programme, takes place from August 20th to 28th 2016 and in this, our centenary year, it promises to be the best yet.

Food events for September in the Dunmanway Community Garden

This is the Dunmanway Community Gardens 1st year participating in the ‘Taste of West Cork Food Festival’  come and help us celebrate all that is good about food in West Cork this September. With three very different events there is something for everybody!

Hooley in the Hall raises over €22k for Cork charities

The County Mayor’s charity event, the ‘Hooley in the Hall’ was a roaring success raising a grand total of €22,524.48 which will be now shared between two very worthy Cork charities, the Mercy Hospital Foundation Cancel Appeal and Pieta House, Cork. Speaking at the presentation, former Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea commented “I am thrilled to be in such a position as to have held

In Pictures – Parkway Hotel Dunmanway Family Fun Day

‘In celebrating The Parkway Hotel’s 40th Anniversary in business.  Martin & Sheila Maybury hosted a Family Fun Day on 6th August.  One of the activities of the day, included a Dunk Tank Challenge, where members of staff, customers and Martin himself got dunked.  All in the name of charity.  €460 was raised for Marymount Hospice.’

De Courcey Harvest Working Day 2016 – Event Report

The 6th Annual Harvest Day on Sunday 7th August, celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the Ferguson Brown tractor, the first of the Ferguson range, and there were many example of that line both working and displayed at the event which was held in glorious sunshine. The official opening was performed by Andrew Pollack, editor of the Irish Vintage Scene magazine.

Eugene Croning Memorial Walk

NINETY-seven family and friends braved the rain on the August bank holiday Monday for the annual Walk with all the proceeds going to Bantry Hospice. Despite the weather everyone enjoyed the walk and the get together at the Quays bar for the BBQ which was served up by Richard Harrington, Debbie Delaney, Kate and Eugene O’Brien.  

Fly your Balloon for Autism at the 6km Blue Balloon Fun Run & Walk in aid of the Cork Association for Autism

Fly your balloon for autism at the Cork Association for Autism’s annual 6km Blue Balloon Fun Run & Walk which takes place in Blackrock on Sunday the 11th of September at 11am. The scenic off-road route will travel down the Old Railway Line and back along by the water before finishing up near Blackrock Castle. At the finish line participants will be greeted with light refreshments, an ice cream van

Clonakilty Casement Commemoration this Wednesday evening

The Clonakilty Easter Commemoration Committee will hold the final of their commemorations marking the centenaries of the executions of the 1916 leaders when they will remember Roger Casement this Wednesday evening 3rd August at 8pm.  The commemoration will be held at the Casement St./Casement Park junction in Clonakilty at 8pm and the organisers welcome all to participate – in particular local residents.